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 E-News Brief from the Mayor's Office of Minority and Women-Owned Business Development

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Featured Upcoming Events~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Mentor Protégé Open House for the Port Covington Development in partnership with the Port Covington Impact Team and Whiting-Turner Contracting Company 
Tuesday, March 26, 2019
 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
City Garage, 101 W. Dickman Street, Baltimore, MD 21230  

Mayor Catherine E. Pugh is committed to directly including minority business enterprises throughout the life cycle of the Port Covington Development Project. At 235 acres, Port Covington is one of the largest urban revitalization efforts in the United States and the redevelopment of Port Covington will have a fundamental and far-reaching positive impact on Baltimore, its economy, and its future. To achieve this goal, the Mayor’s Office of Minority and Women-Owned Business Development and the Port Covington Development Team are partnering to implement the Port Covington Mentor Protégé Program which aims to accelerate business activity among government, developers and MWBEs who are certified with the City of Baltimore.  By participating in this selective program, Protégés will receive technical and management assistance by industry leaders in order to grow their business, build new professional relationships, achieve project success and access to future opportunities. 

To register, click here

Breakfast with the President featuring MBE Pitchmania hosted by  Capital Region Minority Supplier Development Council (CRMSDC)
 Thursday, March 28, 2019
 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon
Horseshoe Casino Baltimore  Harbor Ballroom, 1525 Russell Street, Baltimore, MD 21230

Meet Sharon R. Pinder, President and CEO, CRMSDC and Erin Chamberlin, Regional President, Horseshoe Casino, to learn about opportunities and secrets of success in the gaming industry.

To view flier, click here

To register, click here

Congressman Elijah E. Cummings to Host 22nd Annual Job Fair
 Monday, April 1, 2019
9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Morgan State University, Hill Field House  1700 E. Cold Spring Lane, Baltimore, MD 21251

To view fliers, click here

For more information regarding this free event, call 410-685-9199.

Face Time with Primes Annual Outreach Event hosted by Baltimore City Department of Public Works Office of Boards and Commissions
Wednesday, April 10, 2019 
5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. 
Vollmer Center at Cylburn Arboretum 4915 Greenspring Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21209 

Small, local, minority and women-owned businesses are encouraged to participate in the event to connect with Primes and learn of opportunities to engage on City Projects!

To view flier, click here 

To RSVP your attendance, email or call 410-396-6883.

Greater Baltimore Urban League’s (GBUL) 2019 Whitney M. Young, Jr. Gala
Friday, April 12, 2019
6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Hilton Baltimore, 401 W. Pratt Street, Baltimore, MD 21201

To view flier, click here 

To purchase tickets, click here

Boots to Business Reboot Training Program hosted by U.S. Small Business Administration’s Veterans Business Outreach Centers and Community Business Outreach Partnership
Thursday, April 25, 2019
 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
War Memorial Building, Paul C. Wolman Assembly Hall 
101 N. Gay Street, First Floor, Baltimore, MD 21202

Boots to Business (B2B) is an entrepreneurial education and training program offered by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) as part of the Department of Defense Transition Assistance Program (TAP).

To view flier, click here 

To register, click here 

For more information, email

For a list of more upcoming events, click here

*********************Featured Contracting Opportunities*********************

O.E.M Parts and Service for General Motors/Chevrolet Vehicles
(Baltimore City Department of General Services)


Solicitation Due Date: Wednesday, March 20,  2019 at 11:00 a.m.

For more information, click here

Sprinter Cargo Vans
(Baltimore City Department of General Services)


Solicitation Due Date: Wednesday, March 20, 2019 at 11:00 a.m.

For more information, click here

Asphalt Paver
(Baltimore City Department of General Services)

Solicitation Due Date: Wednesday, March 20, 2019 at 11:00 a.m.

For more information, click here

For a list of more contracting opportunities, click here

For additional City contracting opportunities, go to:

FedEx Launches

Seventh Annual Small Business Grant Contest

Enter by March 25 to Expand Your Possibilities

Does your business have an amazing story to share? We want to hear it. The FedEx Small Business Grant Contest recognizes and rewards unique small businesses with grants up to $50,000. 

Entering the contest is a chance to promote your business and get your fans excited to spread the word about you. It’s also a chance to become part of something bigger: a close-knit group of finalists and winners who support and share ideas with each other. 

Governor's Office of Small, Minority 
& Women Business Affairs 

invites you to reserve a seat for our upcoming

Technical Training Classroom

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Governor's Coordinating Offices
First Floor Training Room
100 Community Place
Crownsville, Maryland 21032 

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State Procurement 101

10 a.m. - 12 noon

New to state contracting? Start at the beginning. This class is for small businesses that have little or no knowledge of the state procurement process. We'll focus on common procurement terminology, examine how the state contracting arena operates, and provide resources to help you determine if pursuing work in the public sector would be beneficial to your company. Please bring pen and paper to take notes.

Who should attend? Small business owners who want to assess the state contracting arena and gain a better understanding of the procurement process.

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Contract Cost & Price Analysis

2 - 4 p.m.

Gain a better understanding of the different types of contracts common to the government arena, such as IDIQ (Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity), cost reimbursement, and fixed price. This class will also cover the principles and guidelines of government contract audits and cost accounting principles as applied to daily operations.

Our special guest is Arthenia LeFlore of the Maryland Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC)

Who should attend? Small business owners who want to enhance their understanding of the most frequently used government contracting vehicles.

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What you need to know:

There is no cost to attend.
Seating is limited and advance registration is required.
Bring a pen and paper to take notes.
Free parking and guest WiFi are available on-site.
Photo ID is required upon entry to the building.
Café on premises (electronic payment only).

Rye Street Market

Weller Development Company is seeking qualifications for the following:

IT/AV Engineers
Retractable Roof Engineers and Designers
Accessibility Consultants
Fire and Life Safety Code Review Consultants
Signage and Graphic Designers
Interior Designer Architects
Lighting Engineers
Sustainability and Energy Modeling Consultant


Port Covington Residential

Hord Coplan Macht is seeking proposals for the following:

Accessibility Consulting Firm
Acoustical Consultant
Building Envelope Consultant
Civil Engineering Firm
Code Consulting Firm
Energy Modeling Firm
Interior Design Firm
Landscape Architecture Firm
Lighting Design Firm
Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing Engineering Firm
Structural Engineering Firm
Sustainability Consulting Firm


Water Reclamation Feasibility Study

Weller Development Company, LLC (“Developer”) is seeking qualifications from consultants and engineers who have significant expertise in water reclamation facilities (“Respondent”).
Copyright © 2018 Weller Development Company, All rights reserved. 

Open Recruitments

      • Highway Engineering Manager—Executive Service (MDTA)
      • Asset Control and Damage Recovery Specialist (MDTA)
      • ITS and Electrical Engineer (MDTA)
      • Transportation Facility Maintenance Worker III (MDTA)
      • Agency Procurement Specialist II (SHA)

These recruitments are open to anyone, both internal and external people may apply. You can find these our website page at:


Keller Professional Services, Inc. is seeking a full-time Office Manager/Executive Assistant to support Operations for a Professional Asset Management Client in Baltimore.

The Firm and its affiliates bring in excess of 100 years of experience in financing and fostering small, minority, women, and veteran owned businesses.  The Firm offers a complete portfolio of financing products and strategic services to advance companies to the next level.

Under the direct supervision of the partners, the Office Manager shall carry out operational and administrative support for the Family of Funds. He/She will also supervise the administrative staff, oversee general office administration, and provide back-up support for the administrative staff.

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Laborers Needed for Construction Clean Up!!!!

Keller Professional Services, Inc. is seeking qualified laborers to join its Construction Clean-up Crew for construction projects throughout Baltimore City. Prior construction experience is helpful but not required.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Must be a resident of Baltimore City
  • Must be available to work 6:30am to 3:00pm with overtime as needed (including Saturdays)
  • Must have the strength and endurance to lift heavy debris (50 pounds)
  • Must have the desire and drive to work
  • Must be able to pass a drug screening (upon application and randomly)
  • Criminal Backgrounds considered on an individual basis
  • Two forms of valid ID (Social Security Card and State photo ID/Birth Certificate/or Green Card)
  • 1 Year's experience as a laborer is needed.

Please complete our on-line application in order to be contacted for an interview.

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